An analysis of income and poverty in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorDe Wet, T.
dc.contributor.advisorViljoen, H.
dc.contributor.advisorNeethling, A.
dc.contributor.authorMalherbe, Jeanine Elizabethen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science.
dc.descriptionThesis (MComm (Statistics and Actuarial Science))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to assess the welfare of South Africa in terms of poverty and inequality. This is done using the Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) of 2000, released by Statistics South Africa, and reviewing the distribution of income in the country. A brief literature review of similar studies is given along with a broad de nition of poverty and inequality. A detailed description of the dataset used is given together with aspects of concern surrounding the dataset. An analysis of poverty and income inequality is made using datasets containing the continuous income variable, as well as a created grouped income variable. Results from these datasets are compared and conclusions made on the use of continuous or grouped income variables. Covariate analysis is also applied in the form of biplots. A brief overview of biplots is given and it is then used to obtain a graphical description of the data and identify any patterns. Lastly, the conclusions made in this study are put forward and some future research is mentioned.en_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectPoverty -- South Africaen
dc.subjectPoverty -- South Africa -- Statistical methodsen
dc.subjectIncome distribution -- South Africaen
dc.subjectIncome distribution -- South Africa -- Statistical methodsen
dc.subjectIncome -- South Africaen
dc.subjectIncome -- South Africa -- Statistical methodsen
dc.subjectDissertations -- Statistics and actuarial scienceen
dc.subjectTheses -- Statistics and actuarial scienceen
dc.titleAn analysis of income and poverty in South Africaen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch

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